14C Ages of 43 Consecutive Single-Year Tree Rings Between 2710 and 2655 cal BP Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
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CitationSuzuki, K., Sakurai, H., Takahashi, Y., Gunji, S., Tokanai, F., Matsuzaki, H., & Sunohara, Y. (2007). 14C ages of 43 consecutive single-year tree rings between 2710 and 2655 cal BP using accelerator mass spectrometry. Radiocarbon, 49(2), 459-464.
DescriptionFrom the 19th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Keble College, Oxford, England, April 3-7, 2006.
AbstractWe have measured the radiocarbon ages of 43 consecutive single-year tree rings using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) with a statistical accuracy of -2.3 AMS 14C ages of the 36 viable samples are between 2708 and 2666 cal BP, a period in which the 14C of the IntCal04 curve (Reimer et al. 2004) shows an enhancement. The 14C ages of the samples are scattered with a Gaussian distribution around the interpolated IntCal04 calibration curve. The time profile of the deviations of the 36 14C ages from the interpolated IntCal04 calibration curve indicates a linear trend and a characteristic variability rather than a random fluctuation around the curve. The trend indicates a higher gradient than that of the interpolated IntCal04 calibration curve. The profile implies a periodic variation of approximately 11 yr and an amplitude of roughly 18 14C yr.